Hello Bloglandia! Even though the sizzling temps this week in Portland are making it feel more like it's still August, it is indeed September. And that means it's time for re-evaluating a few things. In normal times, it would be time to head back to school and this period is known as la rentrée by … Continue reading Mrs. Morris Meets Death…for free
Hello Bloglandia! I am chin deep in the Land of Rewrites, but I'm taking a brief side tour back into Bloglandia to share a little award I was recently nominated for. Okay, it's just a blog award, which unfortunately means no cash prizes no mater how many times I dream of my printer suddenly turning … Continue reading It’s Award Time: Authors Recognition Award
Hello Bloglandia! This is a bit of a whiny post and severely lacking in my usual snarky humor, but I'll try not take you too far into the dumps. As the title suggests, I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what's wrong with me. As in, why can I not write faster? Why … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Me?
Hello Bloglandia, As you might know, last week I launched the latest (and final) book of The Osteria Chronicles, my historical fantasy series in which the myths of Ancient Greece come to life as you've never seen them before. Woohoo, right? Anyway... That book was The Return of Odysseus, and while it is a reimagining … Continue reading Playing Around with The Odyssey
Hello Bloglandia! If you've read any of the books from my historical fantasy series The Osteria Chronicles*, you'll be well familiar with the Areans, those pesky folks from the Aryana polis (city-state). *Quick note...I'm offering a huge discount on the Osteria Chronicles box set...see the end of the post for this amazing deal. As with … Continue reading Behind the Book: This is Sparta!
Hello again! We're rolling right along with these glimpses into the myths that inspired the many story lines in the final two books of my historical fantasy series, The Osteria Chronicles. After taking a Valentine's Day peek at the strange courtship of Apollo and Daphne, I figured we might as well stick with the problematic … Continue reading Behind the Book: Hades and Persephone
Hello Bloglandia! I know you've all been sitting around thinking, "Gee, I'd really like to get into that Osteria Chronicles series because I crave the mythological adventure of Clash of the Titans, plus I enjoy the blend of history and fantasy in books by Bernard Cornwell and Madeline Miller, but I hate having to click that Add … Continue reading It’s Release Day for the Big Ol’ Box Set
Hey Bloglandia! Just a quick post to hopefully take a bit of the sting out of your Monday blues. My short story Testing the Waters is free for a very limited time (because good things never last, right?). So, if you're already wanting to escape the work week, click the cover or the links below … Continue reading Cure Your Monday Blues with a Free Story
MINE! Thursday, in between proofreading sessions on The Battle of Ares (Book Five of the Osteria Chronicles), I checked my inbox and found an email vaguely titled "Contest". So, of course, I immediately think it's spam. Luckily, I can preview the first couple lines of my emails and noticed this one read: Congratulations from SMK … Continue reading Whose Novel Just Won A Prize?